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right. steve, thank you. >>> we now want to urn to the u.s./russian spy swap. the white house says it was actually in the works two weeks before the russian sleeper agents were arrested here. now, the former spies are starting their new lives. we have two reports from two continents this morning. we're going to begin with alex marquardt in moscow. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. well, those ten spies from the united states, landed at moscow's main international airport late yesterday afternoon. they were quickly whisked off by authorities. and though this two-week saga is now over, the big question is what happens to them and their children? the arrival of the spies in moscow yesterday marked a new and uncertain chapter of their lives. the u.s. has seized their assets. and they will rely on russia and family to start their lives. anna chapman, perhaps the most famous of the ten, has said to want to move to london. a family member has said her family has left the moscow apartment and is hiding from reporters in the countryside. >> the difficult part for some o
after the deadliest month yet for u.s. troops. can he turn the tide? >>> help on the gulf. that giant oil skimmer is finally at sea. it could be a game changer, cleaning millions of water a day, but we still don't know if it actually works. >>> secret revealed. scientists crack an age old mystery. just what did thomas jefferson smudge out on the first draft of the declaration of independence. we have the surprising answer. >>> and move over lebron, the most sought after free agent isn't the nba star. it's the pint sized competitive eater who refuses to sign a contract. will today's hotdog eating contest be the same without him? >>> good morning, america. happy 4th of july. david muir is back, back from vacationing. have you had any sleep. >> you couldn't keep me awake. sglb anchoring every show we have on abc news. >> hope bill is having a great 4th of july. we have fired up the barbecue. we hate to do this before you pile in the food, but which barbecue staple has the same calories as one hamburger and one hotdog and two sausages and the buns. >> also look at this, fireworks have sta
the west. >>> and american soil. the barefoot bandit arrives in the u.s. overnight. we'll talk with the lawyer who met with him face-to-face. >>> and baseball says good-bye to the boss, yankees owner, george steinbrenner. for one night, at least, there is crying in baseball. >>> good morning, everyone. and it was a touching tribute last night at the all-star game for, make no doubt about it, he was the boss. >> sure was. and derek jeter said, he wasn't only the boss. george steinbrenner was a friend, as well. >> he mellowed in his latter years, which was nice to see. >>> day 86 of the oil spill. the new cap was put in place over the well that's been leaking since april. but overnight, a snag. admiral thad allen announced a delay in beginning crucial tests to determine if this cap will withstand the pressure and finally stop the oil pouring into the gulf. you're there on the launch pad. five, four, three. >> but officials are optimistic. it's a big day. we've been dealing with so much down in the gulf for so long. five years after hurricane katrina, the fallout continues now. th
of afghanistan. two members of the u.s. navy have been kidnapped by the taliban. >>> and we'll talk to the attorney for the notorious barefoot bandit. he has spoken extensively with the former teen fugitive. he says colton harris-moore is just an imwhich you are kid. >> he has fascinated insights. >>> we want to begin with the midwest. chicago has one of its biggest rainstorms in more than a century. and eric horng is just outside broadview. with the latest. good morning, eric. >> reporter: good morning, bill. the water is taking longer to recede than to rise. parts of this community are still a mess this morning. in the meantime, in iowa, all eyes are on a failed dam. the breach happened quickly and violently. water gushing. boats sent crashing down below. >> there it goes. oh, my god. >> reporter: the torrent flooded nearby cabins and roads. and forced a key communications center to be evacuated. >> we've lost our 911 service, our long distance service. >> reporter: nobody has been injured. water from lake delhi is now filling the already swollen maquoketa river. hundreds have bee
, chartered by the u.s. government, held the ten russian spies from new york, in the custody of u.s. marshals. the plane on the left, the russian plane. once the swap was done, the russian plane flew on to moscow. and the u.s. plane returned to the states. bringing to an end the 12-day saga that has reminded the world that secret agents and invisible ink are not a thing of the past. the ten left new york last night for the eight-hour flight to vienna. in the custody of u.s. marshals throughout the trip. u.s. officials said, they wanted the ten to carry a message to russian spy headquarters. moscow center. >> if you come to america, you spy on americans, in america, you will be exposed and arrested. >> reporter: under a deal worked out with the u.s. and russia, the ten pleaded guilty in court thursday, to one criminal count of acting as unregistered agents of a foreign country. they were sentenced to time already served, just 11 days. and then, ordered expelled from the country. the attorney for 28-year-old anna chapman, the alluring redhead, said she was relieved to be going home to mother ru
to be our ally -- how they may help to beat the u.s. army. it puts american lives at risk. we have an exclusive interview with a hacker who turned in the leaker, plus "the new york times" who published the report this morning. >> the scope. >> 92,000 documents. >>> other news, departure of tony hayward. he's leaving today and will likely announce his departure after that meeting. hayward is reported to get millions of dollars sure to anger millions of people on the gulf coast. >> you knew this day had to come. >>> we're getting to the severe weather striking. and the dam break in iowa causing all kinds of misery in the midwest. in the east, massive power outages as temperatures soar to triple digits once again. washington had a rough weekend. >> it was crazy out there. >>> we'll begin with the leaked documents causing a firestorm. senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has the latest in washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. these 92,000 reports reveal six years of classified information offering blunt words about a war that looks even wors
members of the u.s. navy have been kidnapped by the taliban. the military now in an all-out search and rescue effort. we'll have the latest from there coming up, as well. >>> and we're going to talk to the attorney for the notorious barefoot bandit. he has spoken extensively with the former teen fugitive and says colton harris-moore is just an immature kid who doesn't want to be considered a hero. it's very interesting. >> most lawyers are guarded. but not this time. he has fascinating insight. >>> we want to begin with the flooding in the midwest. chicago just had one of its biggest rainstorms in more than a century, and eric horng is just outside the city in broadview, illinois. good morning, eric. >> reporter: these waters are certainly taking longer to recede than they did to rise. parts of this community, as you can tell, are still a mess this morning. in the meantime, west of us in iowa, all eyes are on a failed dam and the vulnerable communities now in harm's way. the breach happened quickly and violently. water gushing from the crippled dam sending boats from iowa's lake de
yet this month look, eight states under heat advisory, the u.s. is baking. here in new york, where the temperatures reached 94 on sunday, triathletes were having trouble finishing a race. 12 people were hospitalized. in arizona an elderly man chasing down his postman barefoot suffered second degree burns on his feet. >> both the right and left feet had blistered all the way across the walls of my feet. >> reporter: in boston, the mayor in charlestown extended the local pool hours for 90-degree temperatures. the jet stream has been staying farther north this year compared to last year which is keeping more heat and humidity across our state. >> we're seeing temperatures so hot that we haven't seen in two years. everyone is flocking to the pools to try to kocool off. we hit 102 degrees yesterday. that broke a record from 1971. >> just as people are susceptible to heatstroke, they can become lethargic, but the trainers here are extra diligent to make sure the hours are hydrated within minutes of completion of a race. >> the heat index, 97 degrees. when it gets that hot, the men and wo
they may help to beat the u.s. army. it puts american lives at risk. we have an exclusive interview with a impurity hacker who turned in the leaker, plus "the new york times" who published 9 report this morning. >> the scope. >> 92,000 documents. >>> other news, departure of tony hayward. he's leaving today and will likely announce his departure after that meeting. hayward is reported to get millions of dollars sure to anger millions of people on the gulf. >>> and the dam break in iowa causing all kinds of misery in the midwest. in the east, massive power outages as temperatures soar to triple digits. washington had a rough weekend. >> martha raddatz has the latest in washington. good morning. >> good morning, robin. these 92,000 reports reveal six years of classified information offering blunt words about a war that looks even worse than many thought. >> reporter: the reports give startling detail about everything from civilian casualties to enemy missile strikes to detailed reports that pakistan's military spiechlt agency, isi, is helping the very insurgent network in afghanistan
ten secret agents back to russia, in exchange for u.s. spies. >>> and hot mess. record-high temperatures stifle travel across america. train tracks swell, roads buckle, and planes are forced to lighten their loads before takeoff. >>> the sting. did kyron horman's stepmom figure out that the police were trying to set her up? did she try to kill kyron's dad? new details in the search for the missing 7-year-old. >>> and one lucky city will learn tonight it's won the lebron lottery. where do you think king james will hold court next year? >>> good morning, everyone. so many people, george, trying to figure out where lebron will go. or will he stay? >> i'm losing hope for my hometown, cleveland. someone said before we went on the air, you believe he hasn't made up his mind yet? >> i think he's waking up this morning he still doesn't know where he's going to go. he's lived his entire life in ohio. we'll find out later. we'll talk with mike greenberg of espn radio. >>> right now, the big story, the thwarted al qaeda attack. >> second break in three days. three suspects have be
in a statement, admiral thad allen said that the u.s. government and bp have agreed to allow the well integrity test to continue at least another 24 hours. bp says they could keep this going for weeks. they couched the success in double negatives. >> that's no evidence that we lack integrity in the well. >> reporter: scientists had feared the pressure could rupture the well's casing. that's not happening. >> as long as it's holding the pressure that's building inside of it, that's a very, very good sign. >> reporter: the government may ask them to open it and begin siphoning the oil up to the ships on the surface. getting the amount of oil that has been leaking all along. >>> once and for all, they could get an idea of what that flow was. >> reporter: bp could be fined up to $4300 per barrel per day. the sum total? up to $22 billion. meantime, there is visibly less oil around the well. the only way of ending the spill for good? the two relief wells. the first relief well, less than five feet away from the target. it could take two more weeks to close the distance. once they intercept the well,
. >>> meanwhile in afghanistan, as u.s. forces step up the offensive, six american service members were killed on saturday. raising the death toll to 23 killed this month. more from martha raddatz. >> reporter: the six americans died in separate incidents. in the volatile east and south of the country. in the south, u.s. and coalition force are preparing for a major on ration. the troops there killed by road side bombs. in the east, small arms fire and deadly road side bombs or explosions. the eastern part of the country has taken an especially heavy toll. we toured the area last week with a u.s. commander there. he's been here six weeks and already lost more than 30 of his soldiers. >> anytime you lose a soldier, it's tough. we have had a couple of days with multiple. it doesn't matter. even one loss changes a family back in the united states in an instant. >> reporter: this year's death toll has already more than doubled last year's for the same period. and the heavy fighting months ahead and the additional surge troops could mean the terrible trend continues. martha raddatz, abc news, kabul
overseas. we're awaiting a decision in the case of oscar-winning director roman polanski who pled the u.s. decades ago while facing sexual assault charges. our nick watt is following the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, within the hour, the actor and fugitive will discover his fate, will he be returned to the u.s. for face judges? his lawyers and swiss authorities will not give us any clues as to what will happen. back in 1977, polanski pled guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. he was picked up by authorities and has been under house arrest in his ski challenge let for th six months. >> nick watt, i appreciate it. >>> in other news, today marks six months since the devastating earthquake in haiti, and this morning, rubble and debris still fill the streets. running water is scarce. power outages, routine. more than 2 million haitians are still homeless, trapped in tent cities. former president clinton is participating in a memorial service in haiti today. he's working the phones to remind donors about their pledges. >>> more americans are finding it impossibl
in that explosion. and running gun battles prompted the u.s. consulate in juarez, to warn u.s. americans to stay inside. >>> and sarah palin was offered $75,000 to speak at a california university last month. her speech sparked some criticism of palin and the cash-strapped school. but it raised over $200,000, which will go to student scholarships. >>> and the new york yankees honored their long-time owner, george steinbrenner. many fans and players were in tears as they remembered the boss. steinbrenner died tuesday at the age of 80. and they also paid homage to their long-time public address announcer, bob sheppard. >>> and teenage singing sensation, justin bieber, beat lady gaga's music video. his video "baby" is the most-watched video ever. he had a little more than 200 million hits, that surpassed lady gaga's "bad romance" video. i know dan's a big fan of justin bieber. >> can't stop. >> can i borrow your cd and burn it some time? >> knows the lingo. burn it. >> set fire to it. >> oh, i see. >> just kidding. >> apparently "gma weekend" has an eye for talent. >> marysol can tell you. >> the y
by the u.s. postal service. when was the first time you were handed something? >> lance armstrong hand ee eed testosterone patches. >> reporter: more than once? >> multiple times. >> reporter: he says armstrong, his former teammate and friend, transfused his own blood, a banned practice that gives endurance athletes an advantage, by increasing their red blood cell count, and therefore their endurance. a banned substance called epo, produces a similar effect. you saw him using epo? >> i did, yeah. received some from him, rather than go into entire detail of every time i've seen it. yes, i saw lance armstrong using drugs. >> reporter: you say it in such a matter-of-fact way, this is a man, lance armstrong, who has denied up and down for a decade, that he's not on anything but his bike. just hard work. >> i denied it, as well. >> reporter: you're saying lance armstrong is a liar? >> yes. i suppose if that's the question, yes. >> reporter: lance armstrong's attorney, tim herman, told us, lance has never cheated. >> lance is the best athlete, in the history of sport. we don't know exactly the
. the oppressive heat and unforgiving sun are now roasting more than one-fourth of the u.s. population. >> it's like you're baking in a hot kitchen with no fan. no air conditioning. no nothing. >> reporter: melting records and setting new ones. 106 degrees in frederick, maryland. 104 in newark. 103 in new york's central park. >> it's really hot. my phone shut off. >> reporter: the heat isn't just crashing phones. it's straining the entire power grid, leading to blown transformers, scattered outages. even appeals from power companies to cut back on power. more than 42,000 customers were without electricity across new jersey, new york and connecticut. and in the nation's capital -- >> the heat is insane. >> tremendously unbearable. >> reporter: commuter trains had to be slowed. their metal tracks so hot, they were in danger of bending. there have already been seven heat-related deaths and even more hospitalizations, including 13 new york firefighters, treated for heat exhaustion. senior citizens especially need to make sure they're keeping hydrated. heat stroke and dehydration can cause death i
breaking news overseas. at the u.s. embassy in paris, reuters is reporting that three embassy employees are being treated for poisoning after opening mail in the building. the specific type of poisoning and the seriousness of their condition are not yet clear. there's been no comment from the embassy there. we'll keep you posted as we learn more. >>> the showdown over arizona's new immigration law is inflaming tensions around the country. protests spread from phoenix to los angeles, to new york thursday. dozens were arrested. arizona's governor has appealed a judge's ruling that blocks key parts of the law from taking effect. the judge has received several death threats, which the u.s. marshals are now investigating. >>> many fishermen are getting back to work today. for the first time since they were sidelined by the bp oil spill. louisiana has now lifted a ban, reopening commercial fishing areas east of the mississippi river. >>> well, bp's outgoing ceo has guinn his first interview since agreeing to step down. tony hayward defends his response to the spill. telling "the wall street j
forces there. two people died in that explosion. and running gun battles prompted the u.s. consulate in juarez, to warn u.s. americans to stay inside. >>> and former alaska governor sarah palin was offered $75,000 to speak at a california university last month. her speech on june 25th sparked some criticism of palin and the cash-strapped school. but it raised over $200,000, which will go to student scholarships. >>> and the new york yankees honored their long-time owner, george steinbrenner. many players and fans were in tears, as the yankees remembered the boss before last night's game against tampa bay. steinbrenner died tuesday at the age of 80. and they also paid homage to their long-time public address announcer, bob sheppard, who died sunday. he was 95 years old. >>> and teenage singing sensation, justin bieber, beat lady gaga's youtube record. his video "baby" is the most-watched video ever. on youtube, bieber has 246 million hits, surpassing lady gaga's "bad romance" video. that's a first look at the headlines. back to dan and bianna. by the way, did you know that marysol cas
of business in the future, couldn't it? >> well, i think that -- i hope, george, when people in the u.s. see, one, the incredible response, which is a reflection of the values of the company. sometimes, events like this shake you to the core, the foundation. and you have two responses. one is to run away from it and hide. the other is to respond and really change the culture of the company. and make sure all of the checks and balances are there, just to make sure this does not happen again. i'm sure other companies will look at what we do, as well. >> finally, sir, you grew up in hattiesburg, mississippi, about 75 miles from the gulf. how do you think that will inform your leadership? and do you think that was a big reason why you were chosen? >> well, bp is a global company. and i've worked around the world in my career. but i do have a special affinity for the gulf coast. i grew up in hattiesburg. and i spent my summers in biloxi and gulfport. it's very personal for me, just as it is for thousands at bp, who live and work around the gulf coast, in the fabric of the gulf coast. one of my co
sides. >> let's go, let's go! >> reporter: it's a familiar story in marjah, helmand province, these u.s. marines found themselves under identical attack just last week. 10 to 12 taliban fighters working in two or three teams trying to get the better of marines, they didn't. the fire fight ended in a stalemate. >> they seem to be in front of us and to the left. that's usually how they roll. they come one way and hit us another. >> 100 coalition troops died in june. deadliest month for international forces here. with the fight looming in the biggest offensive since 2001, the struggle is expected to get worse before it gets better. for "good morning america," miguel marquez, abc news, kandahar airfield. afghanistan. >> stark reminder. we should mention that british soldier had stitches to the face and we were told within 48 hours was back on patrol. >> martha raddatz says they happen all of the time we just don't see them on video. >>> ron claiborne with the headlines. >> hey, good morning. that's a sharp tie, by the way. >> good morning, bianna. good morning, everyone. >>> we begin with d
this morning. an earthquake at 5:04 in the morning measured at a magnitude 3.6 in germantown confirmed by the u.s. meteorological survey. we got the report right after it happened and shared it with you on the air. within minutes about 5:06 in the morning and we got reports as far as york, pa and eastern shore and centreville. there we go. we had that earthquake near germantown. a lot of you felt it in howard and baltimore county. owings mills felt like a big truck rolling through. yes, up toward york, pa and across the eastern shore. that was story number one opinion story number two will be the heat and humidity. 75 right now in baltimore where we have a code orange air quality. the humidity will make it feel much hotter than the actual temperature. 96 our two degree guarantee will feel like over 100. more widespread showers and thunderstorms going about 93 in westminster in the hair ford zone. let's check on the roads now. >> reporter: thanks, justin. we have been light on traffic all morning. no reports of any accidents to begin your friday morning commute which is always good news as we look
caldwell. jeth caldwell is in charge of training the afghan security forces which will be key for the u.s. ever getting out of here but that is a long way. general petraeus, of course, just took command yesterday but he said that the u.s. and nato forces will prevail here. david. >> that's right, martha. he head we are here to win. thanks very much. juju? >> thanks, david. >>> the chairman of the republican national committee is understand growing pressure for his comments about the war in afghanistan. even top republicans are criticizing michael steele for comments. steele has a history of controversial comments, as you know, but could this one cost his job. david kerley reports. >> reporter: it was at a connecticut fund-raiser that steele contradicted the republican position on the war in afghanistan. >> this was a war of obama's choosing. this is not -- this is not something the united states had agentivity prosecuted or wanted to engage in." >> reporter: his own party members are pouncing. >> it was an uninformed, unnecessary, unwise, untimely comment. >> mr. steele is going to have t
returned to a hero's welcome in tehran this morning and claimed he was abducted by american agents. the u.s. denies that, saying amiri was a willing defector who changed his mind. "the washington post" reports u.s. officials were stunned when amiri sid he wanted to return home. he's reunited with his 7-year-old son. >>> former vice president dick cheney is recuperating after heart surgery. doctors implanted a small pump to help his failing heart. >>> an fda panel is recommending the diabetes drug, avandia, stay on the market but carry new warnings. studies have linked the drug to an increased risk for heart attacks. and the fda usually follows the panel's recommendations. >>> a california girl abducted nearly seven years ago has turned up in phoenix. she was found living with a woman. it's unclear if the woman knows the aunts that kidnapped her from a chuck e. cheese when she was an infant. >>> a dramatic scene in new york. a fireworks mishap sent rockets flying into a minor league baseball stadium last week. two or hurt. officials say a shell outside the stadium misfired. >>> and finally,
threats, which the u.s. marshals are now investigating. >>> many fishermen are getting back to work today. for the first time since they were sidelined by the bp oil spill. louisiana has now lifted a ban, reopening commercial fishing areas east of the mississippi river. >>> well, bp's outgoing ceo has given his first interview since agreeing to step down. tony hayward defends his response to the spill. telling "the wall street journal," quote, i became a villain for doing the right thing. he also admits, though, some of his comme wanted >>> and finally, commuter airlines will soon have to follow new safety rules. congress is set to pass a bill today in the wake of last year's crash ou the bill will force regional carriers to hire more experiencedpive more downtime between shifts. and that's the news at 7:15. that was really a tragic case. it's good to know lessonsve >> that'sexact. >> thanks, juju. >>> time for the weather. mr. sam champion is in central park this morning. getting ready for the concert. has a sweater on. i believe it's indicat oft >> oh, it's just a little cool. we're in
bloomberg, a supporter of the center, hit back. >> everything that the u.s. stands for and new york stands for, is tolerance and openness. >> reporter: so did daisy khan, a spokesperson for the center. >> it raises the question of what is at the heart of all of this furor. it's ignorance. >> reporter: it sounds like you're saying she's ignorant. >> i think she needs to educate herself who the muslim community is. >> reporter: this episode is another example of the power that sarah palin has to generate buzz on just about any topic. a power that can be a double-edged sword. for example, her first tweet on this topic, which she later deleted said, peaceful muslim, please refudiate. critics pounced, saying refudiate is not a word. the satirical website is producing t-shirts. >> we want to refudiate miss palin by telling her, she is misinformed. >> reporter: palin is responding via twitter to refudiate-gate. she said, english is a living language. shakespeare likes to coin new words, too. now, critics are piling on, accusing sarah palin of comparing herself to shakespeare. george and robin? >>
ultimately tagged and released. last year there was one fatal shark attack in the u.s., although you are roughly 30 times more likely to be struck by lightning, experts say, which is good new force boaters off england who aren't changing their pans. >> go the opposite direction when you see a large fin. >> still go into the water but play it safe. >>> coming up, the spy who loved me, or does she? do some accused secret russian agents fake being married to blend in? oh... look! marshmallows! ( talking excitedly ) now we put in exactly 6 cups. help me pour. perfect. now we can pour it in the bowl. try doing it this way. ♪ everybody likes a little taste... girls: mmmmm. of independence. pat it down. alright, here you go. oh, that's so good. ♪ happy 4th of july. ♪ there's so many ways to love ya ♪ ♪ i mean like, oh, my gosh ♪ i'm so in love -- ♪ make me wanna say oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh-oh ♪ [ horn honks ] [ tires squeal ] oprah: join me and liberty mutual insurance. drive responsibly. take the pledge. for osteoporosis, and it's not always easy to get the calcium we need from o
zone. but china is worried the drills could heighten tensions. >>> back in the u.s., a 12-year-old girl washed away by floodwaters in north arizona, has been found dead, one-third of a mile downstream from where she fell into the water. she had been watching the flood with her sister at the time. a recent wildfire in the area made it especially vulnerable to flash flooding. >>> finally, take a look at this video, from off the oregon coast. a fisherman managed to radio a mayday call when his ship began sinking. it wasn't long before most of the boat was under water. a coast guard helicopter showed up just in the nick of time, to reel him in, seconds before his boat slipped under the water for good. that's the news at 7:17. >> just in time. >> absolutely. >> taken to the hospital. he's been treated and released. >> thanks. >>> time, now, for the weather. good morning to sam champion. >> good morning, robin, george, juju. good morning, everyone. there's a lot of talk about the tropical storm in the gulf. we don't have one yet. what do we have? we have large clouds over puerto rico. in the
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